Stories

Discover more about Scotland’s heritage and how we’re working to protect it.

Coronavirus emergency: all events suspended and properties closed

Following the latest developments on the coronavirus emergency, we’ve taken the difficult decision to close all our properties.

Schooldays gone by

As schools across the world close their doors, we explore some of the images of schools and schoolchildren in our photographic collections.

The benevolent Elizabeth, Duchess of Gordon

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re publishing a series of blog posts written by our volunteers and staff, highlighting both historical female characters and their influences at their properties.

Cartomania: the portrayal of women in carte de visites

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting historical female characters and their influences at our properties.

Highlights of spring

The change of season at the spring equinox – when days start to lengthen and the earth seems to be stirring – heralds the time when we can all start to plan, look forward and dream.

Keeping a distance in the past

This short article looks at a topical issue and views it from the perspective of the past.

Lady Augusta Kennedy-Erskine: from illegitimate daughter to lady of the house

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re publishing a series of blog posts written by our volunteers and staff, highlighting both historical female characters and their influences at their properties.

Thatching Burns Cottage

New for 2020 – at Number 16 on our 100 Ways list is replacing the roof at Burns Cottage.